Plant Care Chenille Plant

Chenille Plant


Acalypha hispida

How to care for Chenille Plant


How often to water your Chenille Plant

Water needs for Chenille Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Chenille Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Chenille Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Chenille Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Chenille Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Chenille Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Chenille Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Chenille Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Chenille Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Chenille Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chenille Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Chenille Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Chenille Plant

Chenille Plant

Chenille Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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